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Update: Monday, November 19, 2018

Posey is ready for adoption

Posey is a 2-year-old black and tan male with cropped ears and a docked tail. He is just under 70lbs. He was picked up by animal control in a park only weighing 34 lbs. His fosters have helped him get to a good weight and he now is in good shape and healthy. He had a health scare related to his lungs but was able to beat the issue. The vet says his blood work looks good and his chest x-ray shows healing. He is a sweet boy that always wants attention and love. He has a lot of energy, so he needs a good amount of play time. He is crate trained and doesn’t mind going into his crate. He knows the commands: sit, lay, paw, and crate up. He eats his food very fast, so he needs to be fed slowly. He is protective of the house when people come in but warms up quickly. He has a habit of barking and trying to chase cars when he is on a walk so whoever walks him needs to be careful. Posey has had a rough start to life and ready for his furever home that will spoil him and give him all the love he needs and deserves.


Update: Thursday, October 4, 2018

About a week ago, Posey's foster mom started noticing that Posey was laboring to breathe at times. She took him to the vet and he had a fever and fluid around his heart and lungs. The vet referred him to an emergency vet clinic. They conducted an ultrasound and a variety of other tests. They saw his lungs did not look healthy and there was scar tissue in his chest cavity. This appeared to them to be a chronic problem and they referred him to a specialist. Unfortunately we were able to confirm this chronic problem with his lungs and that there was not much we could do for him. He will be on medication to try to help him, but DAR&E will be holding onto Posey in hospice care for what will remain of a likely shortened life. We will make sure that he has the best of care! If you can, please consider donating to support the expensive vet bills and ongoing care we will need for Posey.




Update: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Posey is doing so well. He is filling out nicely, and his sores are looking so much better.
He is going to graduate from puppy food to adult food.

About Posey

We have an emaciated dog named Posey from a shelter--Animal Control Officers found him running loose in a park and he weighed in at 42lbs.  He is skin over a skeleton right now and we are going to take some time (we have a foster home ready) and try to get him back to normal.

Posey is a petite little male (2 yrs, black and tan male). He may only get to be in the high 60s in lbs. But when he was originally picked up I think he weighted 34 lbs. You can see all of his bones. He is soooo sweet. I went to see him yesterday. He just loves people. Even though he is so frail and small right now, he just wanted to meet everyone and get held and stroked. Total sweetheart. It is going to take a lot of TLC to get him back. He is slowly getting more food. He is so thin, we can't even neuter him yet because they don't want to lay his little body on the table. Heart crushed. He is able to get some treats though, which is pretty amazing. No other health issues that we have seen. So someone just neglected and dumped this dog, whether he was starved before or after he was dumped in a park we don't know.

The attached pictures are what he looked like when he came to us, at low to mid 40 lbs, say 42 lbs. I can't even imagine him at 8 lbs thinner. 

This Is My Story

Poor Posey was picked up by animal control in a park weighing only 34 lbs!

How You Can Help Posey

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  • A tax deductible donation
  • $15 will provide a collar and matching ID tag
  • Funds are used for medical treatment



  • Tax deductible sponsorship gifts
  • Funds are used for medical treatment
  • Multiple sponsors are welcome